Run your own Hollywood movie studio from the silent days of the 1920s, through the advent of new technologies into the present and beyond. As the head of a Hollywood dream factory, players decide which movies to make and the stars to make them. Select the scripts, directors, sets and movie stars before shooting the action and watching their finished movie on opening night. Players can manage the money, egos, tears and tantrums on their way to living the Hollywood dream.
* From nobody to mogul?Become a mega-rich studio honcho, calling all the shots and hiring and firing at will. Will you ignore the stars? tantrums? Will you give in to their monstrous egos and allow them to fall in and out of love, gain weight or get plastic surgery? Or will you show them who?s boss by ruining careers, crushing dreams and
putting yourself first?
* From pitch to premiere?Handpick the scripts you want to greenlight, watch them being shot or direct the movies yourself. Make the films you love to watch or create brand new masterpieces. Innovate with new technological advancements or let other studios make the investment and ride their coattails.
* From flops to runaway hits?Make comedies, action films, war movies, romances, sci-fi flicks, horror films or anything you choose. Different genres at different times attract differentaudiences, so are you after a box office smash or is pleasing the critics and winning awards more your scene?
* Anything is possible with The Movies?Ultimately, you?ll be judged by the movies you make. Will you be brave enough to put your movies on the web or share them with friends? Will your movies pick up a nomination and win you a real award? Will this game launch you into an actual movie career? Studio power broker, talent spotter or film director?you can be one or all three. That?s the magic of The Movies.
* Two sides of Hollywood, two modes of gameplay?In Sandbox Mode, you can focus exclusively on making movies. In Story Mode, your objective is to build your own studio from the ground up by starting with an empty lot. Now it?s your chance to find out if you have what it takes to make it in Hollywood.